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7 Rulers of Countries Who Studied at Oxford

Few things express the key role that the University of Oxford has played in the history of the world as well as the sheer number…

February 28, 2021

14 Non-Fiction Books For Bright Under-12s

One of the best things parents can do for their kids is to encourage a love of reading.

February 28, 2021

4 Top Tips to Impress Your University Interviewers

A truth that will either be reassuring or depressing, depending on your stage in life: few interviews are as tricky as the ones to get…

February 27, 2021

4 Mistakes We’re Still Making About the Future

Looking at predictions for the future from the past can be hilarious. You should also read… 6 Scientific Developments That Are Even More Exciting Than…

February 26, 2021

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What is the Oxford Comma?

“There are people who embrace the Oxford comma, and people who don’t, and I’ll just say this: never get between these people when drink has…

February 26, 2021

5 Top Tips for Everyday Study Success

About the Author Stephanie Allen read Classics and English at St Hugh’s College, Oxford, and is currently researching a PhD in Early Modern Academic Drama…

February 26, 2021

The Evolution of the Gap Year: 10 Ways to Use Your Gap Year Wisely

Europe, and the United Kingdom in particular, has always been at the forefront of the Gap Year trend. You should also read… 10 Enjoyable Ways…

February 25, 2021

8 Places You Must Visit in Rome: the Beginner’s Guide to the Eternal City

You don’t have to be a student of Classics to know that there’s nowhere on the planet quite like the city of Rome. Founded in…

February 25, 2021

10 Study Fallacies and How Not to Fall for Them

With most things in life, you can experiment until you find out what works best. You should also read… 7 Common Study Problems and How…

February 24, 2021

An Introduction to English Slang: 30 Wonderful Examples

As if there wasn’t already enough to learn when you’re trying to master the art of speaking English, an informal language all of its own…

February 23, 2021

9 Famous Opening Lines of Novels – and Why We Love Them

One of the hardest things on the long list of ‘hard things a novelist has to do’ is writing the opening line. It’s the line…

February 22, 2021

Why Oxford Works: 10 Benefits to Studying at Oxford University

There’s clearly something special about the University of Oxford. Let’s take a look at Oxford in the 20th century. 9 of the 19 Prime Ministers…

February 22, 2021

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8 Tips for Writing Business English

Many of us learn English primarily for work purposes, and yet business English doesn’t often feature in school curricula. You’ll probably have studied English poetry,…

February 22, 2021

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7 Techniques from Creative Writing You Can Use to Improve Your Essays

You wouldn’t have thought that essays have much in common with creative writing. You should also read… How to Improve Your English Writing Skills How…

February 21, 2021

8 Ways to Support Your Gifted Child

When you first start to realise that your child is brighter than their peers – whether it’s hitting developmental milestones early, or reaching for toys…

February 21, 2021

10 Ways to Represent Information and How to Make the Most of Them

At school, you don’t often get the opportunity to choose the format in which you answer a question. You might also enjoy… 20 Thought-Provoking Books…

February 21, 2021

8 Bad Habits Successful Students Don’t Have… And How to Avoid Them

About the AuthorStephanie Allen read Classics and English at St Hugh’s College, Oxford, and is currently researching a PhD in Early Modern Academic Drama at…

February 20, 2021

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9 Classic Novels for Students of English as a Foreign Language

Getting to grips with the best of English-language literature can be hard for those learning English as a foreign language. We’ve provided a list of…

February 20, 2021

6 Ways to Communicate in English (Without Saying a Word)

The famous statistic that 93% of communication is non-verbal is almost certainly not true. You might also enjoy… 10 Professions Where Fluency in English is…

February 20, 2021

8 British Stereotypes and Why They Are (Mostly) Inaccurate

As with any other country, we Brits are subject to our fair share of cultural stereotypes. While, to a greater or lesser degree, there’s an…

February 20, 2021